Courses

From the novice to the professional crafts person, there's something for everyone. Find your creative side at the Centre for Craft & Design.

Our courses are a great way of exploring your creativity, honing your skills or just a wonderful way to unwind.

Registration for classes and workshops is on a first come, first served, prepaid basis. Fees must be paid prior to commencement of classes. 

To register, you can call (902) 539 7491 ext. 111, email Tammy, register online or mail your registration form and payment to:

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
Box 1686, 322 Charlotte Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia  B1P 6T7

October 4 - November 22, 2014
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Amanda MacAulay
Did you ever want to create large scale charcoal drawings, but never had the space or felt frustrated when learning how to use charcoal? In this class you will be provided with lessons on fundamental...
October 4 - November 8, 2014
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alison Uhma
Cartooning is a compelling combination of both story and image. This class offers an introduction to the form with a focus on drawing, panel construction, and character creation. Students will...
October 4 - November 22, 2014
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Keenan Whelan
This class is intended to introduce students ages 7 to 12 to working with clay. Classes will centre on various hand building techniques including coils, slab and freeform creations. During the...
October 2 - November 20, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Diane Campbell
Students will learn to wind a warp, dress the loom, read a weaving draft and weave a project of their choice. This program is suitable for beginner level weavers and those who may have had a little...
October 2 - November 20, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Karen Wawer
At the Centre, we think pride in your creative accomplishments is something to celebrate. Acquiring a technical skill can be the most satisfying, especially when you get to take something beautiful...
October 2 - November 20, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Palmer
Embrace the magical process of oil painting as you are guided through the journey of learning about artistic expression through paint and colour and receive one-on-one guidance as your oil painting...
October 1 - November 19, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lynda Lou MacIntyre
So you’re adept in many jewellery skills and now want to work independently, but with some guidance. This is your opportunity to spend some time in our fully-equipped studio to work on your...
October 1 - November 19, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lynda Lou MacIntyre
You are delighted with wearing your own handmade jewellery that incorporates set stones and you’re anxious to learn more. With your basic skills already under your belt, you are ready to...
September 30 - October 21, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Janice MacKay
Have you always wanted to knit hats, scarves and mittens for your loved ones? Now is the time to learn! Join Janice and learn casting on and off, basic knitting stitches, abbreviations and pattern...
September 30 - November 18, 2014
9:00 am - 12 noon
Robina Bagnell
This program focuses on stained glass creation using the copper foil method which is done in five principal steps. 1) Designing on paper and transferring the design to glass 2) Cutting glass and...
September 30 - November 18, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Robina Bagnell
This program focuses on stained glass creation using the copper foil method which is done in five principal steps. 1) Designing on paper and transferring the design to glass 2) Cutting glass and...
September 30 - November 18, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Self-guided
Participants will meet weekly and are encouraged to bring what they are currently working on for guidance and insight from fellow participants. Join lively group discussions and surround yourself...
October 1 - November 19, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Barbara Palmer
Embrace the magical process of oil painting as you are guided through the journey of learning about artistic expression through paint and colour and receive one-on-one guidance as your oil painting...